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Wakanda worth a wager in Rehearsal

Posted on by Dave Metcalf

Wakanda has dropped to a handy mark and looks worth a wager at 11/2 in the Rehearsal Handciap Chase at Newcastle today (3.20).

Sue Smith’s charge was in tremendous form in 2015 when rattling up a hat-trick.

The second of those successes came in this race where he ganely dug deep to beat Virak by 1/2 a length off a mark of 145.

Wakanda went on to land a competitive class 1 Listed contest at Ascot off 151 and also postyed a couple of solid efforts last season withouyt managing to get his head in front.

They included when a seven length second of 10 to Definitly Red in the Grade 3 Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase at Wetherby off 149 where he had the very smart Blakion, from whom he was receiving just 1lb, 3 1/2 lengths behinbd in third.

That is strong form and Wakanda is now able to race off 2lb lower.

His current rating of 147 is the lowest he has raced off since landing this two years ago and gives him majpor claims from a handicapping perspective.

He also as he has a 67 per cent strike rate over the 3m trip having won two of his three starts.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Wakanda (11/2 bet365 – BOG, 1/4 odds 1,2,3)


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